Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tightwad Tuesday Tote!

You asked for it... You got it. Affordability in these crazy times.
Now, I know that last week I started the bids at $10.00 and that was fun and all. But.... this fabric came all the way from Burundi, so I just can't do that. It seems all wrong somehow. So, we're going to have to start this one off at a great big whopping $20.00.

It seems fitting, what with St Valentine's Day just around the corner, and all.

Just try to envision what a lot of treats and goodies you could stuff into that big bag of lovin'.

I cut the pieces to include any words that could be found on it. I don't know what they mean; and I noticed that the piece along the shoulder strap includes "Tanzania" so I looked up in Wikipedia what I could find out about Burundi's geography.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
The Republic of Burundi is a small country in the Great Lakes region of Eastern Africa bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the south and east, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west
(I didn't do very well in geogrphy in school, and I'm trying to learn it all now. So if my pace is really slow for you.... Well.... then be grateful you weren't a stunned student like I was)

Who is that stunning model?!

Whaddya say?
For $20.00, you could own this sweet piece of Africa and support a desperate cause. (I wonder how the soaring price of food is affecting refugee camps around the world?)
Leave me an e-mail, y'all. I'm iced in again with all my kids, some of their kids, plus my husband. Pray for me....


esther said...

you make me laugh joyce, i will pray for you :) hehhehe
$20 for another amazing creation!

gophercheeks said...

Wow.... your husband is home! You might just get a nap in this afternoon!!!! Get him to play a loooonnnnnggggg board game with the kiddies and you can catch some zzzzz's.
It is going to be a good day... I can feel it!

33 bucks

joyce said...

wa-hoo! off to a good start.
Gopher.... You've never met my husband..... Right? right.

Me? no nap.

Anonymous said...

Hi Joyce: I'm Grandma Grace from the "Bags for Zaza" blog. I am one of the sewers. I sure do enjoy coming to your blog and seeing all your wonderful creativity!!! Sometimes it gets my creative juices flowing - so thanks for that. Sorry you are all iced in. We are having a little winter in Arizona, but nothing like what you have. May God continue to bless all you do. Grace

Anonymous said...

So cute!

gophercheeks said...

38 bucks please.

Anonymous said...

Very cute,

Roo said...

love love love love love love love love love love love love

Anonymous said...

i love it.



m said...

Oh, why not? I've been lurking around these parts long enough. $45!

Anonymous said...

Big fan of the totes!

m said...

Oooh, looks like I snagged it! Now to find your email address...

gophercheeks said...

Shit.... I really wanted this one! Damn school parent council meeting!

Keep those totes comin'.... I'll be ready next time!!

joyce said...

yes indeedy, m.

Grandma Grace- thank you for coming by and leaving a note. That's sweet of you. I've seen some of your work as well, and it's loverly.

gopher- there will be more....

christine said...

i'm very very sad that I missed tightwad tuesday again.
I got excited for a minute when I opened your blog thinking it was tuesday-what day is it anyway?

m said...

Should we keep the auction going? Looks like it could raise a few more dollars. I don't mind as long as others are game!

joyce said...

nope... Tuesday is over. It is, in fact... Wednesday. i did in fact have a bag very nearly finished. I stayed up way too late last night and needed all my needles just to prop my eyeballs open this morning, so the next bag is tomorrow morning. That THURSDAY in case you are all as baffled as I am. Days off of school due to rain in February in Manitoba will do that to a girl.